Black clouds gather over Poland’s Parliamentary Speaker Sikorski

Poland’s Parliamentary Speaker Radoslaw Sikorski may lose his job after comments (retracted on Tuesday afternoon) he offered to the American news website Politico that Poland had received an offer from Russia to conquer and divide Ukraine back in 2008.

In a later interview for the daily Gazeta Wyborcza Sikorski [a former Foreign Minister] said he did not personally hear Russian President Vladimir Putin present such a proposal to Poland’s PM Donald Tusk, but that it was later reported to him. Sikorski said that back in 2008 the idea sounded surreal.

During a press conference on Tuesday Sikorski blamed faulty memory for his earlier comments and said that no eye-to-eye meeting Putin-Tusk took place in Moscow in February 2008.

For the full story, please visit The Warsaw Voice.

(Photo: Harald Dettenborn)